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Daybreak Events - 2 participants enjoying 4th of July celebrations.


Hood College Caregiver Research Study

Elizabeth MacDougall is a licensed psychologist who specializes in the assessment of cognitive problems in older adults. In addition, she has been a faculty member in the department of Psychology and Counseling at Hood College for seven years. She is now the principal investigator for a new research project designed to investigate several emotional, social, and religious/spiritual concerns that dementia caregivers may experience.  Ultimately, Dr. MacDougall is hoping that the results of her study will enable our community to better meet the varied concerns and challenges common to those who are caring for someone with dementia.

If you are at least 18 years old and you provide any kind of informal (unpaid) care/assistance for someone with dementia (who does not reside in an assisted-living or long-term care facility), you are eligible to participate in Dr. MacDougall’s study.  The study will require about 30 minutes of your time to complete several questionnaires, which are available online or in hard-copy format. If you would like a hard copy of the study questionnaires, you may obtain one at Daybreak Adult Day Services, or by contacting Dr. MacDougall directly at macdougall@hood.edu or 443-745-0551.  If you prefer to complete the study online, CLICK HERE.

WHAG News Clip

Reporter Jordan Lindsay of WHAG news stopped by Daybreak on June 13th to highlight the importance of daytime care for seniors.  We are so grateful for the opportunity to promote our services and show the local community how we can help!  Click HERE to see the video.

Support Group

Please join us the third Monday of each month for our caregiver support group. The group meets from 4:30-6:30 at the center and offers caregivers a chance to talk to others, share ideas, learn about resources, and just decompress. We also offer dinner and provide caregiving for your loved one. There is no cost to attend, but we do ask that you RSVP in advance.

Daybreak Adult Day Services
7819 Rocky Springs Road
Frederick, MD 21702

301-6961164 (fax)
TTY/HCO 1-800-735-2258


“I don’t think any place or group of people could have been kinder to my mom than Daybreak.”


Daughter and Caregiver